Embossing paste adds cool touches.

It’s Technique Tuesday!  Did you know a little bit of embossing paste can add just a hint of snow or a tiny bit of texture?  If you can’t afford to buy all the different colors of embossing paste then just get the one with no color in it.  You can then separate it out and add bits of glitter or a tiny bit of shimmer paint (or re-inker) to create a different look.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Giving Back for World Card Making Day!

It’s Friendship Friday!  This is the day I encourage you to focus on giving back or paying it forward.  I don’t know if you are aware but the first Saturday in October is known as World Card Making Day.  Since I will be vending at the Gem & Mineral Show at the Sportsman’s Club in Joshua Tree I figured I could give back to you.  Anyone that stops by my booth on Saturday will be able to create a card to send to brighten someone’s day for FREE!  This is my way of celebrating World Card Making Day!  So come on by and share a smile, a stamp, and some ink to create something that will make an impact in someone’s mailbox.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S.  See you soon!

You never know…

It’s Friendship Friday and this is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.  I have to say you never know when you will be impacted by someone’s “small” deed.  Between Joel (hubby) and I we had asked for about two weeks to help with the marching band specifically.  Funds were down and it was looking pretty destitute.  Every one of you that helped, THANK YOU!  We raised over $2000 in that short time.  You showed up in a big way and I thank you.  You touched me and my family.

So I will leave you with this video since you never know who you will touch and what impact you may have.  It might be something little to you, but it could change someone’s whole world around.

Ripples Create Waves video (https://www.facebook.com/TheBornsLegend/videos/2005785579741137/)

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Day 7 of 12 Days of Christmas

We are over halfway.  How are you?  I will be catching up on all the tickets this weekend as well as many other projects.  But for today…

Post a photo in the comments section of this blog or facebook post of your happy mail going out today.  Each envelope with a stamp on it gets 5 tickets.  (Please remember to not show addresses.) (If you can’t figure out how to post it then email or text it to me.)

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Re-charge with a card.

Sometimes rest and re-charging comes from some interesting places.  I went last night to one of my good friends child’s birthday party.  Of course by the time I got there everyone was already gone.  But sometimes the best memories come in those still moments when everyone has already gone.  She opened her present and gave a big hug while whispering thank you in my ear.  A few minutes later she had opened her craft kit and made me my own thank you card.

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She gave it to me with a huge smile and her name signed on the back in crayon.

It’s in these moments I get rejuvenated.  It’s the reason I do what I do.

What re-charges you?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Farmers’ market, canned goods, host codes, and more.

Just a quick reminder that if you are going to the Farmers’ Market today the hours are from 8-noon now.  Remember to bring your canned goods to the Pantry table.  Look for the Feed 29 banner.  If you bring 5 items please tell me such that I have a surprise for you.

Paper Pumpkin is 50% off this month!

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The Buy 3, Get 1 FREE offer is available through July 31 for Designer Series Paper.

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The ink pad bonus is available through July 31 as well.  Let me know if you are interested.

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If you would like to order online please use host code J92PTFKA to help Jodi.  This code will be up until next Saturday the 21st.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

 

Self care is a great way to fill up.

Sometimes the best way to give back is to not be negative.  For me the best way to stay positive is to make sure I am re-charging or doing some self care.  You will see me at the gym three mornings a week (usually).  This is my way of getting moving and being able to check out with some great music.  You will also notice that I am closed on Sundays.  I don’t always have plans on Sundays, but I do always plan to be off.

So I will ask you…what is your way to re-charge?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

You’ve got a friend.

Did you sing that a little?  Do you remember that song?  Not the one from Toy Story, but the James Taylor song.  And now you are probably wondering what in the world I am talking about and how does it relate to stamping.  Here’s how this comes together.

Since today is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward I want to remind you how the little touches from a friend or even a stranger can mean so much.  Last night I went to a meeting disguised as a dinner and it was long, hot (no air conditioning, just swamp cooler), and somewhat aggravating.  Just when I started to think that I could seriously just leave early (I had only been there 15 minutes) in walk two good friends.

One friend I was there to congratulate on a job well done and the other was there I am assuming to keep me from running out the door.  So we sat, shared smirks, sweated a bit, and I have to say I got kicked a few times being reminded to behave.  Thank you for keeping me sane last night as this now salty event is behind us.

This is a reminder to all of us, especially me, of what friends mean to us.  Be a friend.  Share a sweaty evening together and make a memory.  Thank you for being a true friend and even showing up with a cold iced tea.  You are amazing and made such a difference at least to me.

Make a difference to someone today.  You never know what will be that moment for someone.  This is why I do what I do.  Make your ripple.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Freezing punches.

So you have done it!  It…the enchanting word “it”.  You have managed to jam that cardstock into that punch and it won’t come out.  The springs are stuck and nothing is working.  You have dropped it gently on to the table, floor, or whatever other hard surface you have.  And those springs won’t budge!  I don’t want to call Joni to order a new one.  I want new product from the new catalog, not to waste money on something that is not working because I wasn’t careful.

So, for your last attempt before you call me, throw your punch (and whatever else is attached) into the freezer.  Yes, the freezer.  Give it a few minutes and see if that helps.  Often when metal gets cold it will contract.  This will give the springs enough space to release and you will get a do over.  You will get your happily ever after and get to order new toys instead of replacing your broken ones.

If you have to give this a try please comment and let me know if this works for you.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Promotions, farmers’ market, and class!

There is one promotion running through Monday night at 9 pm and is only available through me.  For every Stamparatus you purchase you get one FREE shammy piece to clean your stamps.  Please use host code Y9H7NWTT to help Jodi.  If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

Even though I am not at the Farmers’ Market this morning please go and support our town.  There is fresh produce, honey, and more to be had.  If this market isn’t supported it will go to the side like everything else.

I will have office hours today from 10:30-12:30 since class is cancelled this morning.  This afternoon from 3-6 will be class and tonight’s office hours will be in effect.  Here is the new flyer that I hope explains this well.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂